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Zoic Rival Shorts

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)


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Zoic Rival


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Smith a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2001

Strengths:    Very comfortable.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
These are very comfortable baggy shorts.
The belt tensioning system is much better than the ones on my old Louis Garneu shorts (they just had strings to tighten the shorts). I liked these shorts so much that
I purchased another pair. I noticed that the price of these shorts at MEC had also gone up to $85 Can after a year I bought my first pair ($70), which is also another good
indication that these shorts are high in demand.

I would recommend these shorts to anyone looking for baggy shorts.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Similar Products Used:   Louis Garneu shorts.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam from Toronto, Cda

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2001

Strengths:    Look sharp

Weaknesses:    Wierd shaped padding

Bottom Line:   
My only complaint is that these shorts have a pad which I find kinda constricting in front. I find it hard to believe that it's my anatomy causing this lack of room! Maybe it's just the fact that this is my first pair of baggy bike shorts, but I really find these not as comfortable as I would have imagined. Also, the pad is way too wide in the back - I've never seen a bike seat that fat. I figure that this can only be a drawback as it absorbs moisture thereby adding unnecessary weight and loss of breathability. I would swear these were cut for women if I didn't know better!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   lycra (yeah yeah...I know)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Knight a Weekend Warrior from Mechanicsville, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2000

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are the Bomb! I was wearing some Nema Jewel's and they suck. The Rivals are very well made, fit great, and look cool. I'm going to buy a second pair.

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Favorite Trail:   Poor Farm

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Trout a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2000

Strengths:    I bought rivals last year and loved 'em. Then I got a second pair this spring and they are even better. The pad is way comfy and keeps my nuts cool and fertile. Other things I like: New pocket design, and anti-asscrack stretch pannel yoke thing in the back, $65 - thats pretty good.

Weaknesses:    Chicks can't see what a big man I am.

Bottom Line:   
I dig em. They are super comfy, durable and afordable. The pad is great. They look better than any of those wanna-be down to earth companies. Lets face it, pearl and bellweather wouldn't know fashion if cindy crawford was wearing it on a runway. I also like the fact that I don't look like I have a bowl of fruit in my pants. I would recomend these shorts to anyone who rides often, hard(you know what I mean -they're baggies!) and may as well get some rad shorts that look great for less $ than the ugly ones. I'm giving them all 5 flaming turds.

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Favorite Trail:   Lucas Vally

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Kona cross bike and Bontrager Race light Mtb

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mr Huck a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, On

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2000

Strengths:    Very VERY comfortable;
Awesome colours;
It's a great idea to not have the pockets right where your legs bend, because all the fabric needed for those pockets would bunch up when riding.


Weaknesses:    The inside part of the legs snags on my seat;
One of the cargo pockets could stand to be zippered.


Bottom Line:   
These shorts are great! When I was deciding what pair to buy, I tried them all on. Of course, the Rival shorts (at $75 CAD) were the most expensive but also the most comfortable. For tall skinny people like me this pair of shorts is a dream come true. I'm going to buy a second pair to wear when my one pair is in the laundry.

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Favorite Trail:   At the moment I type this, I am thinking of Ravenshoe

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Other shorts

Bike Setup:   RM6

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mountain Man a Weekend Warrior from Hannon, Ont

Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

Strengths:    
Looks, comfort, style, function, quality
Is everything you could ask for in a cycling short


Weaknesses:    
They are a little long for my liking


Bottom Line:   
These are one great pair of shorts. I replaced a pair of tight bike shorts with these, as I felt a little self concious wearing a pair of spandex shorts and having my bits and pieces showing for the world. ;-) So I got these shorts expecting that they'd be good, but get hung up on the seat and anything else they could get their hands on. Was I wrong!!! These shorts are even better and less prone to snagging on the nose of my saddle than my old spandex xhorts. And they were way more comfy and less restrictive than the tighties were. And the best part is that I don't feel like an anatomy specimen in these shorts too. The bonus was the cargo pockets on the sides of the legs. Now I can put the little bag to clean my Oakleys in them instead of leaving it in my jersey pocket to get all wet from all the sweat. Overall great shorts, and other than the shorts being a little too long for my liking (which is just a style problem which I actually grew to like) these are a perfect pair of shorts!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Anything in Waterdown

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Spandex-type shorts


Bike Setup:   
Giant ATX 860

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Cross-Country Rider from Pittsburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: April 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Not too baggy, no hang-ups in the crotch, quite comfy
No cotton so they dont get heavy when wet!


Weaknesses:    
size may run a little small, might be a little too warm in summer


Bottom Line:   
I have been a die-hard tight lycra wearer for a few years and got these on sale from Performance for about 35 and they are currently my shorts of choice. As comfortable as most of my regular bike shorts, possibly more since there seems to be less friction in the sensitive parts. I guess the inner and outer shorts slide against each other instead of the shorts rubbing skin or pulling hair like traditional bike shorts (but that may be my own personal problem). They are street clothes enough to wear to places where you dont want to show off your anatomy, but fit close enough to not ballon out around even my skinny legs and I have not yet gotten them hung up on the seat while moving off the saddle. Quite pleased and I may even pay full price for the current model.The mediums supposedly cover from 32-34, but they seemed just a bit small and the waist is a little on the low side, but not so much as to get plumber's butt If you normally wear medium shorts and they are pretty tight, you might want to get a large.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized Body Geometry shorts


Bike Setup:   
DiamondBack WCF 6.0, Manitou FS Ti fork, susp. post, various other high end goodies.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch Monroe a Racer from Pacifica CA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 1999

Strengths:    
good looks, you can wear them to the coffee shop. Snaps on legs


Weaknesses:    
not exactly aero


Bottom Line:   
I raced these all last season with no problems. I enjoy technical, challenging terrain. The Rivals never slowed me down.

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Favorite Trail:   
roller coaster

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
with leg warmers and without

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